Bats Overhead | Lake Kivu

More adventures during my parents’ three weeks in Rwanda in January and February last year…. Napoleon Island  From our hotel in Kibuye, we arranged a boat trip for the five of us out to Napoleon Island. All I could find on travel sites and other blogs was limited information about visiting Amahoro (meaning peace) Island, also known…

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Trying our Hand | Gatagara Pottery Cooperative

Hard to believe it’s already been a year since my parents and aunt visited us in Rwanda for three whirlwind weeks touring Rwanda. A lot has happened in the last year…finishing up our two years in Rwanda, having a baby, and moving to Cote d’Ivoire and with all of this I never finished my run down…

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Our Trip of a Lifetime | Tanzania – Ngorongoro Crater

Truly a wonder of this world, the Ngorongoro Crater is unlike anything else you will ever experience. As the last stop on our Tanzanian getaway and as a spot we had hoped to get to in our lifetime, we were in awe of the landscape and life housed within the crater.

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Our Trip of a Lifetime | Tanzania – Serengeti

Over the last few months, we have been packing in travel and particularly dream trips that we have been looking forward to for some time. In May, we were in France and in June we headed out to Tanzania for “our trip of a lifetime.” When crafting our bucket lists years ago, a rough version any…

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Quick South African Getaway

This last week/weekend, we took a quick trip down to Pretoria for our second trimester ultrasound and took advantage of the opportunity to spend a few days catching up with an old friend. Those few days there were exciting (finding out the sex of our little tater on the way), refreshing, and delicious.

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French Eats

Having always enjoyed French cuisine I’d found in the US, including our regular special occasion spot La Bergerie in Old Town Alexandria, my mouth watered waiting for the chance for my tastebuds to experience the ingredients and pairings within France itself. One stop on our trip was selected solely for the chance to try authentic bouillabaisse.…

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Dream Honeymoon | France

A trip more than five years in the making, our two week adventure through France on our dream honeymoon was more than we could have ever imagined. Over the years, every time we sat down to plan out the trip, budget, learned someplace new from a friend or French teacher, our list of places grew…

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Hakuna Matata | Akagera National Park

When my parents were here in January, we spent the whole day out with our tour guide Emmanuel in Akagera National Park. We started the day with high hopes of setting our eyes on the giraffes we didn’t see on our last trip and the lions that were re-introduced into the park.

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Sunset Cruise | Akagera National Park

Our first adventure after my parents and aunt arrived in Rwanda was to head out to Akagera National Park. Being are favorite place so far outside of Kigali, the number of animals we saw, and the opportunity to relax in the tented lodges…it was the best introduction for them before beginning the rest of the…

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Rwandan Getaway | Touring the Country

A Hint of Ginger has taken a break for the last several weeks thanks to a visit by my parents and aunt to Rwanda. We have had three fully packed weeks…a Tour du Rwanda of sorts! As we come to the end of their visit, I am finally getting a chance to sit down and write…

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